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Tracey Cole

Tracey Cole

Create a romantic, relaxing garden.

February, and thoughts turn to romance. Why not surround yourself with romantic beauty in your own garden?

Using gorgeous fragrant plants such as roses, lavender and Jasmine you can transform your outside space into a place of tranquility and relaxation.

Roses, (the symbol of love), are a popular choice for romance, preferably red, and the choice is vast. However, other perennial plants like lavender, ( the symbol of devotion), sprawling over paths, will release scent as you brush past, and the lovely shrub Gardenia ( Gardenia thunderbergia), which has white flowers and a gorgeous scent.

Maybe some Nicotiana, which is heavily fragranced, or Salvia ‘hot lips’, with scented red and white flowers.

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A deliciously fragranced Jasmine ( Jasmine multipartum), scrambling over a trellis or arbour is an absolute must, or a Clematis (Clematis braetata), a stunning climber with masses of white scented flowers.

To add extra sensory delight to your garden try these indigenous plants – varieties of Perlagoliums that have amazing fragrant foliage of rose or lemon. For musky scented leaves and honey scented flowers choose a Helichrysum.

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Fill planters on your seating area with aromatic herbs, add some scented candles, some wine, then relax and enjoy your beautiful, fragrant garden.

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We at village gardens have a knowledge of all of your local edible plants here in South Africa. We can happily plant up your garden with edibles of all varieties from Mediterranean herbs and local indigenous edibles. We are surrounded by such stunning hardy indigenous plants, let’s get back to nature and have our own garden of local goodness.

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